Blumenthal (2014)

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Celebrated playwright, Harold Blumenthal, has passed away after succumbing to cardiac arrest while laughing at his own joke. Now, Harold's estranged and jealous brother, Saul, must confront his personal hang-ups to deliver himself from an epic bout of constipation. Meanwhile, Saul's wife Cheryl and son Ethan must grapple with their own personal obstacles through a set of circumstances so improbably ironic they might as well have been lifted from one of Harold's plays. (c) Official Site

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

Fisher is a fine actor, but his movie is entirely derivative.

Jun 19, 2014 | Full Review…

Not all of Fisher's debut feature works, but when it does the results are lacerating, hilarious, and surprisingly forgiving.

Mar 31, 2014 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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Heralding the arrival of Seth Fisher as a voice to watch, Blumenthal is much like its characters: a frankly funny and original piece of work.

Mar 28, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A limp facsimile of a Woody Allen ensembler set in a familiar world of New York Jewish intellectuals - minus only the wit, and the intellect.

Mar 28, 2014 | Full Review…
Variety
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Sharp yet overdetermined, "Blumenthal" doesn't breathe naturally - it's a comedy in a box. Just not a box that everyone will want to open.

Mar 27, 2014 | Full Review…

Let's see what Fisher does next.

Mar 27, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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